About Kim Manlove
Kim Manlove

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Biography

Kim Manlove is a counselor, supporter, mentor, dreamer, poet, traveler, cook, husband, son, father and even rollerblades.

Kim went into higher education, starting at Indiana University in Bloomington and landing at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, the largest public urban university in the Midwest. Kim worked at IUPUI for 26 years serving as the Assistant Dean of the Faculties overseeing the Office of Academic Policies for the campus.

In May of 2006 he accepted a position with Fairbanks Treatment facility and is currently serving as Project Director for the Strategic Prevention Framework/State Incentive Grant for State of Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addicition.

Since the loss of his youngest son David who died in a drug-related drowning accident, Kim is passionately involved in local and national substance abuse prevention and education. Kim and his wife Marissa have told their story at the National Press Club in Washington DC, have appeared on CBS Morning Show and various televisions and radio programs to discuss the dangers of substance abuse. They are often frequent presenters at conferences, schools, churches and public service organizations.

Kim can often be found volunteering at nearby Fairbanks Treatment Center or giving a presentation to a local school. He is co-chair of the Parent Partners, a national drug prevention program of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. In 2005 the Family Services of Central Indiana, Inc. presented Kim, Marissa, and their son Joshua, with the Alice M. Ross Salute to Families Award, for their work in the prevention of adolescent substance abuse since 2001 and in 2006 Fairbanks presented Kim and Marissa thier Circle of Hope Award.